David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
World Futures 59 (8):639 – 645 (2003)
The evolutionary challenge for technology in the third millennium is one of designing the vehicles for sustainable human and societal development in partnership with earth. The challenge calls for the conscious creation of evolutionary systems-not through the "hard technologies" that shape and mold the physical infrastructure of our planet, but through "soft technologies" that augment creative and constructive processes of human interaction. Through them, humanity has the opportunity to create the conditions for the emergence of a true learning society at both regional and global levels. The meaning of key terms such as evolution, technology, and development must be explored if we are to create a shared understanding of the contemporary survival challenges faced by humanity. This paper explores both the promise and the threat faced by a techno-civilization such as is emerging on our planet in the early twenty-first century.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Robert Redeker (2007). The New Face of Humanity. Academica Press.
Justin Clarke-Doane (2012). Morality and Mathematics: The Evolutionary Challenge. Ethics 122 (2):313-340.
Alexander Laszlo (1999). Evolutionary Systems Design: A Soft Technology for Hard Challenges. World Futures 54 (4):313-335.
Alexander Laszlo & Kathia Laszlo (2002). The Evolution of Evolutionary Systems Design. World Futures 58 (5 & 6):351 – 363.
Kathia Laszlo, Alexander Laszlo, Carlos Romero & Marcia Campos (2003). Evolving Development: An Evolutionary Perspective on Development for an Interconnected World. World Futures 59 (2):105 – 119.
Deborah G. Johnson (2007). Ethics and Technology 'in the Making': An Essay on the Challenge of Nanoethics. [REVIEW] NanoEthics 1 (1):21-30.
Alexander Laszlo & Kathia Laszlo (2004). S.E.A.: Strategic Evolutionary Advantage. World Futures 60 (1 & 2):99 – 114.
Gregorio Rivera (2003). An Evolutionary Learning Community Network: How Evolutionary Artscience Emerges Through Evolutionary Systems Design. World Futures 59 (8):577 – 584.
Peter-Paul Verbeek (2009). Ambient Intelligence and Persuasive Technology: The Blurring Boundaries Between Human and Technology. [REVIEW] NanoEthics 3 (3):231-242.
Kathia Laszlo (2003). The Evolution of Business: Learning, Innovation, and Sustainability in the Twenty-First Century. World Futures 59 (8):605 – 614.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #311,382 of 1,727,257 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #354,178 of 1,727,257 )
How can I increase my downloads?